Judi Madsen's book Quilting Wide Open Spaces and away I went. I cut out the template, and as I quilted each row, I first laid out the template in random orientation and placement on each dark green/blue block. I chalked around the template to trace the image, and then quilted the butterflies in that row. Then, I quilted what I call a double bubble freehand edge to edge design in the rest of the row--giving the butterflies a fanciful flight path.
And isn't the pieced checker board border fabulous?
Each of the butterflies have 'unique' wings. Many photos follow. Quit scrolling whenever you've seen enough